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Elk Rifle

Re: Elk Rifle
« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2013, 01:11:23 PM »
DLH, I sold my all my guns to a friend for $1 so I could say I sold them to pay child support. Bought them back for the same amount after the divorce was final. If I ever hunt elk again, I will take my .338 Sub Moa Vanguard. I would not feel under gunned with my 7mm WBY or my 7mm WSM.  :)

Re: Elk Rifle
« Reply #16 on: June 11, 2013, 01:56:40 PM »
Hey bad,
Do you see any ballistic difference between the 7mm weatherby and 7wsm...............from what I see they are pretty much identical except the price of factory ammo

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Re: Elk Rifle
« Reply #17 on: June 11, 2013, 02:06:08 PM »
They are very close with 140gr bullets. The 7mm Wby does better with heavier bullets. My 7mm WSM is a great shooter in spite of a nasty trigger ( Winchester model 70). I have taken several hogs with it, no critters with the Accumark,YET!    :)

Re: Elk Rifle
« Reply #18 on: September 23, 2013, 07:02:01 PM »
Like others have replied, the 7mm Rem mag is a great elk cartridge.  Put a deep penetrating bullet in the crease behind the shoulder, and you'll have a dead elk.

My primary elk rifle is my.300 Weatherby Vanguard shooting 168 gr Barnes TSX or TTSX bullets.   My backup (foul weather) elk rifle is a 7mm Rem mag shooting 160 gr Nosler accubond bullets.  It's a stainless 700 Rem BDL in a plastic Rem stock.  It shoots great and weather can't hurt it.
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Re: Elk Rifle
« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2013, 07:54:57 AM »
I have killed 8 elk to date with a 7mm RM...  Hit them in the right spot, and have no worries.  I load 150 gr Nos BT with 61 gr of IMR 4350.  Its what my Browning likes....

Re: Elk Rifle
« Reply #20 on: March 06, 2018, 09:12:36 PM »
160gr is the ideal elk load in the 7mm rem.mag. IMO, not the 175.

use a tough premium 160gr 7mm bullet and don't think twice, faster, flatter, plenty of energy. the 160>175 IMO.